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Menopause Specialist

Total Women's Care

Priyabala Ramaiah , MD

Gynecologist & Robotic Surgeon located in Canton, OH

Menopause doesn’t have to involve fatigue and other unwelcome side effects. Gynecologist and robotics surgeon Dr. Priyabala Ramaiah and her team provide comprehensive women’s healthcare to patients going through menopause and beyond at Total Women’s Care in Canton, Ohio. She offers MonaLisa Touch® for vaginal rejuvenation, bioidentical hormone therapy, alternative medicine, and compounded hormone prescriptions to ease menopause symptoms and restore your quality of life. Call to learn more, or book your appointment online today.

Menopause

What is menopause?

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she permanently stops getting a period and can no longer get pregnant. You’ve reached menopause if you haven’t had a period in 12 months. The average age of menopause in the U.S. is 52, but it can happen at any time during your 40s or 50s.

When you reach menopause, your ovaries produce lower levels of the hormones progesterone and estrogen, which puts you at a higher risk for certain health problems such as:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Oral health problems
  • Urinary incontinence

Regular gynecology visits with Dr. Ramaiah and her team help lower your risk for these and other women’s health conditions or treat them before serious problems arise.

What are the symptoms of menopause?

Each woman is different, but many women experience one or more of the following symptoms during and after menopause:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Sleeping disturbances
  • Mood changes
  • A slower metabolism
  • Weight gain
  • Dry skin and thinning hair
  • Loss of breast fullness

During perimenopause, the transitional period through menopause, you might experience irregular periods or spotting between periods.

How are menopause symptoms treated?

Dr. Ramaiah and the gynecology team at Total Women’s Care use innovative, state-of-the-art technology to ease menopause symptoms and treat hormone imbalances that may be the root cause of the symptoms. Treatments include:

MonaLisa Touch®

MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary procedure that uses laser therapy to reduce vaginal atrophy and its symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, burning, itching, and pain during intercourse. This in-office, five-minute, virtually painless procedure stimulates and rejuvenates vaginal tissue, increasing collagen production to improve vaginal health.

 

Bioidentical hormone therapy

At Total Women’s Care, Dr. Ramaiah offers bioidentical hormone therapy for better estrogen and progesterone balance, to decrease unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause. These hormones are synthetically made, but are identical to the hormones your body produces. Hormones are administered via patches, transdermal pellets, creams, gels, vaginal rings, sprays, or pills.

Customized compounded hormone prescriptions

Another way to ease menopause symptoms by balancing hormones is to use customized compounded hormone prescriptions. Dr. Ramaiah lets you know if this option, which involves combining multiple hormones customized to meet your individual needs, is right for you.

Alternative medicine

Dr. Ramaiah and her team use alternative medicine to ease menopause symptoms whenever possible. This strategy may include eating certain foods or herbs, taking dietary supplements, using acupuncture or massage, or trying other natural remedies that ease symptoms and keep hormones balanced.

When you’re ready to ease or prevent symptoms associated with menopause, make an appointment with Dr. Ramaiah at Total Women’s Care or book online today.